Vegetarianism is common in Indian cuisine, however, meats are also used (particularly chicken). Cows are sacred in Hinduism, so beef will be on few menus through Indian cuisine. However, milk products like ghee or butter, yogurt and cheeses are frequently included in recipes. The foods are incredibly diverse, and vary by region, but one prevalent feature is the use of flavorful, highly aromatic spices (chilli pepper, cardamom, turmeric and coriander to name a few). Indian cuisine is famous for its curries. Try this tasty chickpea curry recipe accompanied by a delicious staple of Indian cuisine, fragrant basmati rice.